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bringing fly boarding to the masses. but on her own, 8,000 miles from home, even a bad-ass, back flipping fly boarder gets home sick. she called her little brother to join her. >> we've always been jumping off roofs onto trampolines. >> they're one of the only brother-sister duos competing in extreme sports today. compete at the fly boarding championship in france. gemma stuns in the opening rounds and semifinals. >> it's been a great competition. the girls are good, so -- >> little brother bo placed sixth over all in the men's division. >> gemma flips, twirls, shimmies, and flies to the top spot. she's the champ once again.
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scandal in brazil are right now on a flight home. and the attorney for ryan lochte weighs in on the charges they could face. a raging fire destroyed several homes on staten island. and hours after it broke out. firefighters finally have it under control. >> reporter: under control and down here. take a look. firefighters still putting out hot spots. everyone on the street is without power. and it left more than 40 people homeless. flames devouring her home, a woman runs to safety just as the fire department arrived tonight. before long, they were on the move, charging in to the building as power cables above them arced from the racing
leaping from one wooden home to the next. it seemed a miracle that the flames didn't spread even further. >> it's hot and scary. >> jonathan took this cell phone video. >> i got scared because there was a lot of old people in that building. and it takes a little time to get downstairs, all the way to the 3rd floor. the residents got out safely but it was a scramble. >> we were in the house and one of my cousins shouted fire. and a lot of people screaming and stuff like that. >> extreme radiant heat in the streets. safe from the flames, families comforted one another.
homeless tonight. the red cross is here to find them temporary homes. the smoke was so thick that you could barely see the firemen working above. >> it was burning the whole block. >> reporter: we're back live now at staten island. they are trying to restore the power to the rest of the neighborhood. everyone on the street is without power. 19 firefighters suffered from smoke inhalation or and two residents were also hurt and one of them is in serious condition. nobody killed in this fire. again, more than 40 people left homeless. reporting live from staten island. jim dolan, eyewitness news. an apology to brazil momentsing a from the u.s. olympic committee for the unacceptable behavior of four
charges for making up a story about getting held up at gunpoint. two of the swimmers are now on a plane home. >> the twists just keep ongoing in the olympic soap opera. according to the rio civil police, the civil police have recommended indictment for the false reporting of a crime. lochte is standing by his story. the rio police chief announced claim of an armed robbery by lochte -- was fabricated. and they were accused of causing trouble at the gas station, vandalizing a bathroom, damaging mirrors before getting into a confrontation. they drew their guns on the four americans and the swimmers
village. lochte maintains he was robbed. guns were pointed at them and they were forced to give up their money. the swimmers were robbed by people with a gun. robbery is the united states olympic committee released a statement saying the behavior of the four swimmers is not acceptable and apologized to the real host as well as the people as for the swimmers, two are on their way back. and the 4th is revising his statement. we continue to stay on top of any developments in this investigation. and you can keep up on our app. a transgender woman struck in the head with a hammer while
as she walked on 67th street in wood side yesterday morning. a man came up and screamed this is what you get for being gay. she was treated for serious injuries and released from the hospital. first they were forced out of their homes and now they're victims of a burglary. >> someone stole money and electronics from six apartments. six people had to be rescued by the flames. investigators say the fire was caused by overloaded extension cords and outlets. >> we know the identities of the victims killed by a house fire. they died yesterday following tuesday night's fire. their pictures are posted on a go fund me page. other residents in the three story home jumped from windows to escape the flames.
fbi that a private e-mail account by one of her secretary of state predecessors, general colin powell. a source says the information was in the fbi interview documents handed over to congress. clinton was in new york city today meeting with police chiefs. trump coming this close to to avoid. in north carolina, using a teleprompter, sticking to prepared remarks and saying he has regrets over things he's said. >> sometimes in the heat of debate and speaking on a multiple of issues, you don't choose the right words or you say the wrong thing. i have done that, and believe it or not.
caused personal pain. >> a rare trump. and meanwhile the clinton camp is quick to say that it appeared as if he was in a hostage video. a new management team is devicing a first of its kind trip for trump. has been criticized for staying on vacation instead of traveling to louisiana. louisiana's governor john bel edwards says he has spoken daily to the white house. >> meteorologist -- with the accuweather forecast. we'll start with a few clouds and temperatures at 79 degrees. we ended at 86 this afternoon. and tonight temperatures will
and we'll shoot into the upper 80s, likely hitting 90 in some spots. the beginning of some hot stuff headed through saturday. and then big changes on the way. we'll talk about the changes plus the chances for showers in the accuweather 7-day forecast. now to long island. he drowned his own mother in the family pool. that confession from dennis cullen who sitting in jail on million bond. the 23-year-old argued with his mom because he wasn't taking his medication for paranoid schizophrenia. he put her in a head lock and theandricked her to the deep end. new york city police commissioner making it clear that there are no suspects and police are not close to an arrest in the case of a murdered jogger in queens.
are a number of strong leads and the an arrest could be days away. her father is pleading with a female relative who he thinks knows something. >> she is in great distress and we know she wants to make that call. we're pleading with her to make the call. >> it's been 16 days since their daughter was sexually assaulted. firefighters struggling to contain a ferocious wildfire. the wildfire is 22% contained. sweeping into the mountains and high desert 60 miles east of l.a. veteran firefighters were caught off guard by the intensity. emergency evacuations are ordered for thousands of homes. a quick thinking clerk
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caught on video, a quick thinking store clerk in new jersey tries to outsmart robbers by lowering a metal security gate. the response by cops took a while. the robbers had time to break out and get away. >> and wait until you hear why the cops took so long to get there. >> reporter: there were several security cameras but that wasn't enough to deter this crime. >> looks like something that
night tv. two armed robbers easily outsmarted by a store clerk. >> i thought it was a prank or something. he showed me the gun. >> he was working at the store on 10th avenue and patterson. the men barged in demanding money and cellular phones. we don't have no galaxy phone. >> the men looted the store. and torres ok out the back door, locked it. ran to the front of the business, and pulled down the security gate. a crowd gathered outside, some calling 911. others watching the show unfold, most laughed and made fun of the men. they were trapped in the store for more than 20 minutes, eventually finding tools to pry themselves out, leaving everything behind. some question why it took so
job was already done. >> reporter: internal affairs is investigating. they are looking into whether this was human error or misinformation. reporting in patterson, channel 7 eyewitness news. chicago's top cop recommending tonight that seven of his police officers be fired over the deadly shooting of a black teenager. in a statement, the superintendent eddie johnson said documents and other evidence a false report about the shooting of laquan mcdonald in 2014. one officer is accused of shooting the teen 16 times. new video of a bizarre and brazen kidnapping attempt. he picks up a small boy and flings him over his shoulder. they thought it was an employee trying to play with the kid.
child back and then fled. cops found him hiding in the woods behind the store. and anti-trump protesters erecting a naked statue of donald trump. the stern faced statue shows his hands folded over his belly. they removed the statue by at the ankles. a home surveillance camera caught something scary. a texas father was unloading a car and the bolt of electricity hit. his children and wife are there as he fell to the ground. she dragged his body to safety. no serious injuries. the accuweather forecast
the numbers in the park. 79degrees after a high of 85. calm winds and the pressure is on the rise. and 66% humidity. and here are the headlines, it's going to be tomorrow. the humidity increases the most on saturday. and then we have a thunder threat to close the weekend. while temperatures were on the warm side today, we'll add a handful of degrees to the numbers. clearly some areas will hit the 90-degree mark. right now we're coolg off to the low to mid-70s. by the way, the showers did come through, leaving behind a few hundredths of an inch to a tenth of an inch in some spots. the showers lost their punch, and south jersey you could get a shower before all is said and done. this line of showers could produce a little bit of light rain. future cast starting with a lot of sunshine.
the afternoon, it's a hit or miss shower. the a risk. saturday we start with sunshine and it goes to mostly cloudy by the afternoon. and a lot of humidity in the air as well on saturday. by sunday we wait for the showers that come in from the west. and that should give us a good soaking on sunday night. and thunderstorms are possible. if you're headed to the catskills, the jersey shore, the hamptons, things are pretty good. 81 for the hamptons. and on sunday, late afternoon to evening, we close the weekend with a threat for storms. the forecast for tomorrow, southeast winds 5 to 10. 2feet waves. and there's a low rip current risk heading into the weekend. if you're heading to the beach, a real decent day. tomorrow our temperatures push into the upper 80s.
we're forecasting for the city. and i wouldn't be surprised to see a few 90s showing up. expect it to be hotter. not necessarily extreme humidity but hotter than it was today with direct sunlight. tomorrow we see the transition to saturday. adding a little humidity. for sunday we cool off and wait for the cool front to come in. once the front is through on monday, refreshing air mass and very nice weather. comfortable weather. monday afternoon, tuesday, and wednesday, we'll be in the low 80s. plenty of sunshine and temperatures so easy to take. muggies are back by thursday. a better than average week for us. things look nice and hot. and then we cool off midweek and maybe get an ac break. >> muggies not for a week --
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twitter tonight stepping up the war against terrorism in a blog posted against the social media company. they've suspended a million accounts for promoting terrorism. twitter suspended 360,000 accounts the middle of last year. twitter has been criticized for not doing enough to stop groups like isis. a new study finding a possible link between obesity and premature aging of the brain. researchers found overweight or obese middle age people have
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slam. and right now it's 4-0 mets in the 4th. three of the four american swimmers caught up in the robbery scandal will be back on american soil. that leaves behind jimmy fatiguen and a lot of questions. and the americans fabricated the story that they were robbed the brazilian police say. they vandalized the bathroom and security guards had to drawer their weapons. the women's basketball team is one game away from a medal. and usain bolt makes it look easy tonight winning the 200 meters for the third olympics in a row. and ashton eaton maintains his
in the world, winning the rigorous event and setting an olympic record in the process. and a strange moment for the women's relay. in the semi-full-times got bumped and dropped the baton. that i appealed the incident and were allowed to rerun the semi by themselves. but it was a good enough time final. he was unable to practice with the giants. and josh brown will not be for the season opener after being suspended one game stemming from a domestic violence incident. >> my teammates have known since the day it happened. everyone has known and been a part of it. guys from around the league, ex-